Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Review - Good Half Gone

:   Good Half Gone
Author:  Tarryn Fisher
Genre:   Mystery/Thriller
Publisher:  Graydon House
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   March 19, 2024
Date of Publication:   336
My Rating:  4 Stars


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wives

Iris Walsh saw her twin sister, Piper, get kidnapped—so why does no one believe her?

Iris narrowly escaped her pretty, popular twin sister’s fate as a teen: kidnapped, trafficked and long gone before the cops agreed to investigate. With no evidence to go on but a few scattered memories, the case quickly goes cold.

Now an adult, Iris wants one thing—proof. And if the police still won’t help, she’ll just have to find it her own way; by interning at the isolated Shoal Island Hospital for the criminally insane, where secrets lurk in the shadows and are kept under lock and key. But Iris soon realizes that something even more sinister is simmering beneath the surface of the Shoal, and that the patients aren’t the only ones being observed…


I am a mother, a granddaughter and a super sleuth. 

When they were fifteen-years-old, Iris witnessed her twin Piper get kidnapped, and felt really helpless. This helplessness was exacerbated by the fact that the police simply did not believe that Piper was abducted, and the case went cold. 

As an adult, Iris is still seeking answers. Taking a job at the Shoal Island Hospital for the Criminally Insane is not quite an altruistic effort. In fact, Iris has an ulterior motive for taking the job, a job that will separate her from her eight-year-old son three days out of the week. 

As children, Iris and Piper went to live with their grandmother, and now Iris and her son Cal live with their gran. Iris's grandmother stepped in when their own mother did a poor job of raising them. Iris is concerned for her Gran's health at her advancing age, but her main focus is retribution for the kidnapping of Piper. Thus the job on the island with very dangerous criminals, as well as her new workmates who give Iris pause.

Whether it is justice or revenge, Iris doesn't plan on anything or anyone stopping her. This dark and thrilling story by Tarryn Fisher has more than one shocking twist. Jaw-dropping twists indeed.

Many thanks to Graydon House and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Tarryn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.  She lives in Seattle with her children and husband.  Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.

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